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SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY MQRNING. APRIL 6, 1922
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RI6GS, CATLIN. AND
, Russell Catlin and Zadoc J. Riggs of Salem and Hurlie L.
; Moore of .Woodburn, yesterday filed with the secretary of
state their declarations as candidates for the Republican
nomination to represent Marion county in the lower house of
the state legislature. Marion county is entitled to four rep
resentatives, and that number is now in the field, the other,
T. B. Kay, having filed several weeks ago. Some others are
expected to file within a few days.
"Action Instead of promises;' is
; the slogan presented by Mr, Rlggs.
Ilia nlatforn follows:
' Would Rednr. Official.
"I pledge and stand for action
instead of promises in tax reduc
. tion. The creation of no new of
, flees, boards or commissions and
the consolidation of those we now
, nave where logical. Less laws,
i " Uu ; nf flrlala mnii ' mnr AeTwrrt-
i taining, instead of demanding
larger appropriations ' for their
support. I will vote for an eco
nomical business administration
of tbe state government at all
; times." 'j' "', .
"Will work for sane legislation
and lower taxes within reason,"
-1 is Mr. Moore's platform. . v
jf , ; . Economy Needed.
"Work for greater economy and
efficiency In state affairs," la Mr.
Catlin's platform.'. Ills slogan Is:
"Will give state affairs same close
: attention I give my personal bus
iness." ..;.':.'' '''."?:''
E. D. Cuslck of Albany who
some time ago let It be known
! that he would be a candidate for
the Republican i nomination tor
Joint senator from Linn and Lane
'counties, filed ' his " declaration
with the secretary of state. "For
sane retrenchment in state's ex
penditures and actlTltles," is his
slogan.' He presents' no platform.
Many Other File.
Others who filed yesterday
were: -. ''i''
: "DUST JUnilSOIl TD
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K. J. "Honest John" Nelson
will be the latest entrant In the
race for chief of police, accord
ing to an announcement made
last night by Mr. Nelson, -who
lives at 1726 South High street.
lie lsran employe of the Oregon
Pulp & Paper company,
"If elected I win devote all my
time in, an effort to secure en
rorcement of all city ordinances,"
says Mr. Nelson. "There are
many ordinances which the coun
cil does not want to see enforced.
In such, an event I would demand
that such be taken from the
."books.'1 !.' -;' ''
"I believe that the police de-
SAN FRANCISCO. April 5.An
act of mercy and not of evil Intent
toward Miss -Virginia Rappe, was
the thing which precipitated Ros
coe C. (Patty) Arbuckle into the
maze of difficulties leading to a
manslaughter charge against him
' as a result of Miss Kappa's death, '
be testified today in the third
trial of the charge.
"I found Miss Rappe 111 on the
floor of my bath," he said, "in
describing the Incidents of th
Hotel St. Francis party, in which,
according to prosecution allega
tions, he fatally Injured her. "I
asked her If I could help her and
carried her to a bed. Later I told
the other guests or the party that
she wss I1L Still later I called a
; physician to attend her." ,
j . On Stand Three Hours
Arbuckle's complete testimony
lasted three hours, the cross-examination
of that time, i The witness was
dressed In a sombre blue in con
trast to the. light spring sartorial
effects he had worn for the past
several days. He smiled t upon
taking the stand, as though In en
: Jbyment of the experience but ap
peared bored at some points in
the cross-examination. ;'
The' courtroom was - crowded
thronsfcont his session' on 'the
stand but the throngs were thln-
nar and less enthusiastic to near
than those which, greeted his ap-
pearance as a witness on me oc
casion of the first hearing of the
Case. 4 t 4 . ' ; ' '
. Korcaard Charee Denied
He explained that he came to
W. M. Catena of Portland, for
Democratic nomination for cir
cuit Judge for fourth Judicial dis
trict, department No. 5,- Multno
mah? county. rWill continue to
performm the duties of said office
in the ' future a I haW in the
past," is his platform.- -,' '
J. K. Johnston of Grants Pass,
for Republican nomination for
representative In the legislature
from Josephine-county. ; ' ,
Eugene Man In Ractv;
T. L. Chambers of Eugene, for
Republican nomination tor repre
sentative in the legislature from
Lane county. ' He promises to
"Give the same thought and at
tention to the state's business as
I would give to tny own personal
affairs.'" i'"?'- ".'
' L1"N. Blowers of Hood Riteif,
for the Itepubllcan Domination for
representative in the legislature
from Hood River county. 1 He in
sists that business principles' and
methods should reduce taxes.?'
Gallagher for; Irrigation ' f,
. P.- J. Gallagher of bntario, for
Republican ' nomination for repre
sentative In' the ' legislature from
Malheur county. ' Retrenchment,
more equitable taxation, confining
of ducatlonal appropriations with
in state's ability to pay, develop
ment pf arid lands, are embraced
in tisvplatform.T ? -v.ri w
' James U. Cross' of 'Canyonville,
for : Republican nomination - for
representative 1 In the ; legislature
partment of a city is create
the purpose of enforcing law and
protecting citizens. I am under
obligations to no one and' would
emphatically oppose any Interfer
ence by any individuals, who
might ask me to 'go easy on their
friends. ... ...
" "Pep1 and ginger and a square
deal'! will be Mr. Nelson's slogan,
Should "Honest John" file his
declaration -of -candidacy he- will
be the' fourth candidate for the
office. Chief of Police Moffitt is
a candidate for re-election, while
J. T. Welch and W. W.' Blrtchett
have recently declared themselves.
San Francisco two days before the
fatal party "purely for pleasure.
I had a new car to try." he said,
".Later I was going 1 to the golf
links at Del Monte."
He' denied' acquaintanceship 1
with the guests at the party with
the ' exception of Miss Rappe,
whom he ! had known for : five
years. He also denied acqualn'
tanceship with Jesse Norgaard, i
who testified that while he was a
watchman at a Culver City, Cal.,
motion picture studio, Arbuckle
attempted to bribe him with a fist
full of greenbacks for the key to
Misa Rappe's room at the studio.
At the behest of his counsel.
Arbuckle detailed the incidents "of
the party saying he had no knowl
edge that Miss Rappe was In his
room when he went In to dress for
another (engagement. He ac
knowledged the presence or liquor
in generous, quantities and his ap
pearance In pajamas and loung
ing rooe. -..;.,,,:,'-;
. . Delmont Woman Threatened
The only threat, vocal or other
wise at the party was uttered by
himself when he told Mis. Bam
bina Maude Delmont 'shut up or
I will throw you out of the win
dow," because she resisted his ef
forts to aid the suffering Miss
Rappe, he said. -He told of assist
ing a hotel executive to carry Miss
Rappe into another room where
she could receive better attention.
Arbuckle Said however, that al
though he knew Miss Rappe to be
unconscious he went to-the hotel
ballroom - after the - party and
danced until after midnight.
H 11 ill
State Committee of Reduc
tion League, Meeting in
Salem Yesterday, Formu
lates Program for Oregon.
entral Committee and Of
licial Newspaper Part
of General Plan r
To Be InlUated for the November
A bill to repeal the millage tax
of i.t Vnllls' adopted for educa
tional purposes In 1920, the pro
posed measure' also to provide for
the equalisation of taxes.'
A bill to 'amend the constitution
to prevent the legislature from re
ferring any measum to the people
except constitutional amendments.
A bill to amend the constitution
to provide a two-thirds affirma
tlve vote of the rotes cast for the
authorization of bond Issues.' '
A graduated income tax bill
(in cooperation with Grange).
Bills to be prepared for the Irg
Ifilatnre ;. '";
Several measures looking to the
redaction of taxes,,J Including' a
measure to' abolish the state emer
gency boardV"' ' 4
The above list covers legislative
measures to be pressed for adop
tion 1 in Oregon -within the next
year by the State Tax Redaction
league, according to a platform
made out at s meeting of the state
committee on legislation in Sa
lem yesterday. '.The members of
the committee ate J; C- Cooper ol
McMlnnVlHe; VT- II, Strayer. 'f
Baker,' JVD..'Browri of Portland,
SI H. : Van Trump of Salem; F. H.
Porter ' of Linn County; Chris
Schuebel of Oregon City and A.
Slaughter of Salem;- "
' To work or the proposed grad
uated Income far a sub-committee
was named to operate in conjunc
tion with the grange. The mem
bers of the snh-committee are
Schuebel," Brown and Slonghter.
This Committee also will formu
late the initiative bills that are
to he submitted to the people.
Another action-taken yesterday
was the outlining of a plan for
the BystetnatiC organization of the
state. This nlan provides for a
central committee in which all of
the organised counties will be rep
resented. " ' 4-: r''r:.-
It is understood that sn offic
ial newspaper or periodical will
be provided for in the very near
future, and an active propaganda
will be carried on. r -,r
Rewriting Tariff Rates
Finished by Committee
WASHINGTON. April 6-The
work of rewriting the 100,000 odd
rates in the Fordney tariff bill
was finally completed ' today ': by
senate : financial committee re
publicans. Consideration of the
technical administrative features
was herun late in the day hy
Chairman McCumber is hopeful
that the bill can ' he completed by
Saturday. :'" -
; The Wz question Temalnlng be
fore the committee is that of the
valuation principle to be written
Into the measure. ' s
School Bonds Beaten;
t School Cuts .Courses
RQ9CBDRG, Or., April 5. Be
cause of an adverse Tote on the
bonds referred to . the Toters of
the district 'r at a special school
election held last ' Saturday, the
school board today discontinued
the departments of ' music, man
nal ' training, domestic " art and
teacher training from the city
NEW CASES RElORTED
PORTLAND, OrM April 5. Sev
en new cases of septic sore throat
contracted, from- drinking raw
milk were reported "today hy the
health hoard authorities. Deaths
from the epidemic thus far num
ber seven. . ' '
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C., April
5. Prince Rupert's invitation to
President Harding -to visit the
city this summer .while on his
Alaska trip has been favorably re
ceived by the president, according
to advices received here today by
United States Consul E. A. Wake-
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LARGE SUM IN
A check for $55,679.66 was this
week turned in to the Marion
county tax collector in payment
tor, the first installment of the
.Southern, Pacific taxes in the
ounty. The check was signed
by A. A. Mikels, agent for the
, For three days this week the
receipt of taxes has broken all
records in the number of. certifi
cates written. For Monday, it
wu 429; for Tuesday. 452. and
for Wednesday, the last day, that
the taxes are due with too penalty
or - interest- - the number is be
lieved to have been even larger
than the day before. It is un
derstood that all of these three
days will show a larger number
of certificates handled than in
any other three days in the his
tory of the county.
Counting the Southern Pacific
payment, a total of more than
$75,000 was received Monday.
The sums have sot been so large
for the other days, but for all
that it' amounted to a tidy sum
Of money. .
The S. P. is the heaviest tax
payer in the county. The Silver
Falls Timber company is believed
to be next, and then some of the
big hanks and the Silverton Lum
ber company follow.
There Is no actual "penalty
exacted for the failure to pay the
first installment on or before
April 5, though the collection of
Interest at the rale of 1 per cent
a month for each 30 days or
fraction thereof, begins at once.
The payment of fhe second half
of the tax, October 5, can De
made ' without ; penalty for . the
I.flrst. failure. A 5 per cent pen-
r . , . - . 1
ally exacted u tne secunu aau 1
is not paid by November &.
All letters carrying remittances
that hear' the postoffice stamp of
April -6(: or earlier, for the pay
ment nf taxes, will' be honored as
soon as the office force can re
cover from the stampede of the
last few days. The clerks can
not even pretend to write etf the
certificates '.for- an bese last-day
letters. In addition to those that
are called, for In person, so the
letters are filed away, and they
may not be able to write up an
the certificates tor a week, or 10 The Associated Press) Recognl
days. But anyone who has made tion of the changed status of wo-
his remittance within the proper
tine can expect to have it ac
knowledged as-soon as the cleri
cal work can be reached.
ij i 'lit "t1 " ' . - ' "
rnroifTnorc i fifatinor Vrtl-I
Stead ACt may Have tO
Leave United States
-WASHINGTON, April S. By a
t nf morn than three to one.
the house, late today passed andlventiott of the church at Portland,
n (n tha snft b. bill ' anthor-1
lsinghe 4eportation -ot aliens
convicted m-t state s or. leaeraii
courts' on charges of having vio
lated the narcotic ' and Volstead
acts;-' V f?. -i i
A 'motion to recommit so tnat
the provision relating to cootIc-
tions in state courts might be
eliminated, was defeated; and the
niir ! -was -nntr Vt through as
framed. 222 to 73. - -Uf-
Warnins was given to iproni-
biUonist by many member, In
cluding RepTeentative Mann, Re
nnblican. Illinois. - a veteran of
tit a -hftitac- that, -thev t were- going
too far. that there was danger ot Mine Workers, established tem
disrupting the-whole -system of porary. strike headquarters in
law enforcement and that Jurors New York today to await the out-
would be unwilling to convict eome 01 me souse laoor commu
those who ought to go to jail, it tees' Invitation to bituminous coal
It -also meant deportation. operators to join the miners in a
There were many references to
hand and fiehtlng under one ban-
ner to put the alien booUegger
out of business. RepresenUUve
Walsh f Massachusetts said tnat
Mr. Wheeler could not he eiassea
by the bootleggers as an enemy,
since he is the man wno a and Indiana.' already had sent tel
made It possible tor them to ply egrams'to Mr. Nolan declining to
their trade." meet with the miners, Mr. Lewis
eighrdeamsepUc wre thrVat
. the present
epidemic of the disease began pc-
enrred tonight, the vicum wmg
Mlss Helen Harmon, aged 25.
whose father. E. L. Harmon, died
from if a few days ago. ' Her
mother also is III with the malady,
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POOH! SAYS ONE WOMAN WHO
DOESN'T THINK IT SINFUL
TO TAMPER WITH THE CLOCK
U Anyone Is Going to Joy-Ride, Better Do it in Day
light Than Dark, Says Writer She Votes Yes
Farmer Fears Interference With Milking. , -
For set tiaiF clwls hMt . .
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juuut aivug juur vuif uu mis
question of daylight saving 4n
other words setting the clocks
ahead au hour during the sum
mer. The question is being, agi
tated all oer the Pacific coast,
bo let's see What the people of
this community think about it.
Mrs. Argyl M. Harris, 1620
Court street, who' likes to get up
early in the morning, takes ex
ception to the views of a writer
yesterday who considered it sini
ful to tamper with the clocks.
Mrs. Harris quotes Proverbs in
support of her argument.
R, Perlich, route 6, is a far
mer, and wants none of it. It
will interfere with the milking,
D. A. Harris, route 5, another
fanner, is against changing the
time unless the Lord will turn
the regulator on the sun.
Here is what they write:
D." A. Harris In regard to
turning the clock one hour ahead.
II someone can make arrange-!
menu with the Lord to have the
8un rj8e one nour eariier n the
morning. I say turn it ahead. If
Bot ieave it as it is.
Farmer looses Twice
R. Perlich We don't agree
with changing the daylight. The
farmers have to get up early, and
if they make a change the. far
mer has to "get up still earlier,
and that's enough to kill any
There will be a change in
NEW YORK, April 5. (By
men by striking from the Episco
pal marriage ceremony the prom
ise to obey and 'eliminating the
compulsory giving in marriage
was proposed by the commission
on revision of tbe book of com
mon prayer, In a report made pub
Gaining civil rights with man
in their marriage vows, however,
the women would loose a special
privilege now accorded them, be
cause the proposal to change the
ceremony also provides for strik
ing out the bridegroom's pledge,
I w ba Ml UIJ V VI SU. J &vwo a,uv
4The commission's report, pub-
usnea in tne iorm 01 a 2u-page
book and proposing more than 250
alterations., and the inclusion of
seven entirely . new offices, or
1 forms of worship, will be submit
I ted to the triennial general con
ure.. next septmDer. v
Under the constitution of the
NEW YORK, April 5. John L.
Lewis, president of the United
w ctuihcu " "'"fatv"'
LewU announced h. would at-
tempt to hasten negotiations lor
aetUement of the anthracite strike,
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l8UlM;ommIttee on wage contrafct
j neeotlation. ,n -e8gioil neTe.
Pefo,.-!- -, ta DOru from
jwashlngton that operators ot Ohio
"I have not received any official
notification that the operators re
fused the invitation. I can only
tiate withjhem at Jtim "
Mr. Lewis appeared well pleased
with the atUtude Uken by; the
CHANGED STATU S OF HEN
m THE STRIKE SITUATION
congressmen towara p prwi-
' Vw'l"i'ei case and ex-
tion of the miners case
pressed a heller that the woraers
had established their sincerity of
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feeding tbe cows and that will
jset them back with the milk
the fail there .is a change again
and that will set them back once
more. That way the farmer will
have to lose two times.
, Mrs. Argyl M. Harris My boy
carried The Statesman for a time,
so , I can readily understand why
our excellent little morning pa
per does not favor 'the daylight
saving plan, and I don't , blame
it a bit. But do I favor it? I cer
tainly do. Sinful? Well, rather
than it reminds me of Proverbs
31-15, King Solomon's "most ex
cellent woman": "She ariseth
while it is yet night, and glveth
her household meat, and a por
tion to her maidens." Now, if
we housewives could get our
work done -in the daylight, re
freshing hours of early morning,
and rest and keep cool in the
heat of the day, how pleasant.it
would be. And we'd be so much
better natured, too. . To my mind
there is only one thing "more
pleasant than a day in June,"
and that is an early summer mor
ning, especially in June. Birds,
flowers, all nature seems waking
to the Joys of a new day. Often
I get up and take a walk, ..then
"give my household meat." This
throws my work into the . heat
of tbe day. I can't lay claim to
many of the excellencies of the
"most excellent woman," but I
do like the early morning hours
for work. As for Joyriding, glory
be! .Give them daylight instead
of dark, if possible.
it has been approved by two gen-
aimiI fnnvnHnnai nut mom hfira nf
tie commission hope to see the
changes finally . ratified at the
Six pages of the report are de
voted to the proposed changes in
the marriage ceremony. ,
Besides the revision of the mar
riage ceremony, .the proposed
New Prayer Added
Rearrangements of the con
tents, making for more conveni
ent use; permissive shortening of
some of the services; addition of
many new inrayers, such as "for
a stata legislature," "for memor
ial days," "for social Justice."
'for every man In his work," "for
tour country," and 'for all na
tions;" additional epistles and
gospel for special occasions, in
cluding independence day; en
largement of the catechism and
its transformation into a cate
chetical office of instruction; a
form of service for the burial of
a .child; prayers for permissive
use in commemoration of the
saints and for the departed; and
a special form for missionary ser-
'purpose at the hearing in Wash
"Our position- remains unassail
able," he said. There also seems
to be a sympathetic response on
the part Of the public to oar ef
forts to settle peaceably our con
troversy with the operators.'
He vigorously denied reports
that, unless ""the bituminous op
erators agreed to a conference,
the union men would withdraw
fmm tha in1lifrtp all engineers.
firenlen and pumpmen detailed to
protect property while the strike
i on. ' V f.'i ; ;
The, strike, both in the bitumi
nous and anthracite fields, is 100
per cent effective, Mr.lJLewis said.
Although reports were too incom
plete to Indicate to what extent
the lou.wuu non-union miners naa
Joined the walkout, he aserted.
"the strike is rapidly being ex
tended into non-union, territory.
Miners delegates to the sub
committee on wage scale negotl
tlons today, continued to present
data in support ot their claims for
a '20 per cent Increase for' con
tract men and a minimum wage
of $5.20 a day for straight time
' Thursday fair;: moderate north
erly winds, i
TACOMA. Wash., April S Two
men mere shot, one o( them per
haps fatally, in a daring robbery
by two bandits of the Pacific CUy
postoffice. near Auburn. Wash.,
tonight. Both bandits escaped..
A. R. Weaver, 68, postmaster
and proprietor of , the general
store, in which : the postoffice Is
located,-was shot three times.
Percy Ohman, 21 a customer in
tbe store, was wounded. In the leg.
Both men are in an Auburn
hospital, where.lt was stated that
Weaver's wounds may prove fa-
The bandits, fully masked, en-
tered the store with drawn wea
pons and commanded Weaver
and four others to throw up their
hands. While one of the bandits
kept the victims covered with his
gun, the other rifled the till snd
then ordered the men lined along
the wall. : . " " .
While the bandit was thus
searching for valuables, Weaver
sprang upon the man who bad
him covered and -as he sprang the
bandit fired.- There were, .five
shots and . three of them took ef
While this struggle was going
on, Buford Weaver, . 16, and his
brother, Hyman, 14, fouowea
their father's example and the
two boys grappled with the sec
ond , bandit. The attack of the
boys was so sudden that the rob
ber had no chance to tire but one
shot which wounded Ohman. .
The men then rushed to the as
sistance of the hoys and while
overpowering the bandit, the oth
er escaped in the darkness. The
second bandit was bound " and
taken outside to an automobile.
Near the orison he feigned to col
lapse as though wounded. The
ruie succeeded ror nis oonas were
loosened and in a flash he sprang
from the automobile and also es
caped. Sheriff MattStarwich of
King coounty was notuiea ana n
15 minutes had reacnea me scene
from Seattle, with two deputies.
TAte tonleht other denutles had
bee- telephoned - - tor at-Seattle
and were being rushed to the
scene with bloodhounds.
It was stated tonight thst until
a check had been made, it would
be impossible to estimate the
amount of money . and valuables
that the bandits made away with.
Rival for Vive la France
is Produced on Ladd Farm
Birdie Owl, a 3-year-old Jersey
n wnH hv the W. M. Ladd
fim at Osweeo. has Just com
pleted a year's record tha puts
her tip among the really great
hp breed.'. ; In. one year,"
..nrfnixu! 1 A 9 1 R ' OOUndS OI
mllV. end 822.26 Pounds of but
terfat. This is close to a world s
rUfnrA iMt vear. the-cow, as a
2-year-old produced 714 pounas
of hutterf at, which won ior
an A. J. C. C. gold medal.
Tnia record for the two corre-
spending years, is well above that
made bv Vive La France, the
wonderful Pickard cow at Mar
ion, Marlon county.- Tne i-a
France record for her first two
larfntinn neriods waa only 1526
minnda. or 72 pounds less, a dlr
ferenCe of almost 6 per cen "
faTor ot the new cow. over the
won derfnl old-timer the champion
loni-dlstance" cow of the breed.
The Ladd cow has not yet reacu
ed the mature record of the Pick
ard cow, however. '
Is Set for April 12
County Clerk U. O. Boyer an
nounced yesterday that the next
naturalization hearing will oe
held April 75 in Judge George O
Bingham's chambers, department
No. 2. . Marion county circuit
court. " :' ' ' - l " -
A class of 10 applicants will be
given first hearings on petitions
for naturalization. A list of ap
plicants with their former nota
tions as to nativity of each indi
vidua! is given by Clerk Boyer, as
follows: ' .: .
William Francis Wall, Canada
Arnold Ruef. and Gustav Bally
George - Gideon . . Strazutu f and
John Messer, of Hungary; John
Sholund, Sweden; Louis Herman
Nilseon, Norway;! Thomas open
cer Watts, England;: Joseph Bone
Tyson, Canada. ; !
A Dnlicanta whose cases- were
continued from the last hearing,
are: : '
William' Welnrfch. Henry Par
dy, William Wengenroth. Anton
Hanowaki. George Edward Schopf.
Edward Klemmek. ; Jacob- . Bier
sack, Herman., Sproed, Gerhard
Frits William Pardy, Frederick
William Otto, all former German
residents; Frank. Calaba. t Frank
Gringshgl. Emeriek Shats. Frank
Rada and Josef Polezal, of Aus
tria; William Walter Psetak (Se
tak), : Canada;? Steve t Joseph
Schmidt, Hugary; Charley John-
Uon, of Sweden, ;
11 "" ij 1 iiisY
Numerous Points in Slayer's
Story Do Not Jibe, De
clares County Attorney
r Now investigating. ;
LACK OF WITNESSES '
- HANDICAP IN -CASE
Neither Attorney t Nor His
Wife Will Testify at Cor-:
oner's Inquest .
OKLAHOMA CrTT. April 5-
Unless additional evidence not
now in the hands ot authorities Is
developed before the coroner'
Inquest Saturday, County-Attor
ney Hughes said today his only
recourse would be to file a charge
of murder or manslaughter
against Jean P. Dayv prominent
local attorney and oil man, held;
under bond for slaying Lieut.
Col. Paul Ward . Bee, assistant
commandant at Post Field, Owla
aviation station, when the officer .
was said to have been . making .
improper advances toward Mrs.'
Day In her home early yesterday
Day Not to Testify
;Th county attorney made the1
announcement .when he teamed
through - Day's t attorney that
neither Day nor his wife would
testify at the coroner's Investlga-
fio far they are the only known ''
witnesses to the killing, and the .
county detectives ' now - are , seek- . .
Ing to learn It there were other:
persons present at the time Beck .'
met his death. , The county attor
ney said he expected develop j
ments on this angle tomorrow.
struck Beck the blow whica Jiad .
caused his death, claiming, how '
erer, that the explosion ot a. pi r
tol with which he struck the of
fleer on the head, was accidental
n Death Cause TJncerUia
: Authorities . also are trying to
ascertain whether the -discharge
ot the weapon was, contributing.
cause to the fatality.
Day said In A statement that
he returned to hist home and!
found Deck attempting to assault
his wife and that he struck the
officer when the latter made ,
motion as it to hit him after ne
had ordered Beck from the house.
Mrs. Day has corroborated cer
tain deUlls ot : her .husband's ;
statement, ibutnelther -has ex- ;
plained why the refusal to tes-
tify before the coroner's Jury-
Military Court lJeiayea
There are numerous - points
which don't Jibe,? County Attor
ney Hughes sald.iMand if : Day is
not exonerated of all blame ln
the matter at the coroner's In-
ouestr a murder charge win oe i
competent.". i ,-
i A miliUry court or inquiry,
which is to come here from Fort,
Sill to look Into the case, had not ; .
convened late ,today. ; :
: PORTLANDEB ARRESTED '
,- i.- 11 , - ft
. A. Brarman. of Portland, was -
last night arrested by Patrolman ,
George White on a charge of pos-t;
sesslng Intoxicating liquor. Bray-
man was taken Into custody ai-,
ter he bad visited; the Nomking
cafe. .. T - - - - - .
Brayman deposited cash hail la
the sum of 150 for his appearance -In
city court on a charge of pos
sesslng liquor. : j
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